Penn State Students Help With Epic Proposal for Teacher

Duquina Johnson, a Resident Life coordinator, said yes to Duquina Johnson.

— -- Students at Penn State University helped one New Jersey man propose to his girlfriend of one year, who is also a beloved staff person at the school.

James Irvin told ABC News that when his original engagement plan fell through, he decided to propose to Duquina Johnson on Friday during the university's Blue and White Weekend -- a time when many alumni return to the school.

"I called my fraternity brothers and they said they'd help me set it up," Irvin, 45, said, referencing his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

Eventually, Irvin dropped to one knee saying, "You always used to tell me that you prayed for love and I was the answer to your prayer. But in reality, you were the answer to mine."

After she said yes, students rushed to Johnson's side giving her their congratulations.

Johnson, 33, told ABC News the proposal was extra special to her because her students, who she lovingly refers to as her "kids," would always ask why she was single.

The teacher said part of the reason was because she has had "a challenging life story."

"I've been through a hell of a lot in the past six years," she said. "And I thought that was going to be too much. But he's such a prince charming."

The two have yet to begin wedding planning, but Johnson did reveal that she plans to move to New Jersey to live with Irvin after the wedding.